Idioms Using the Word “Dog”
Can you guess the meanings of the following idioms using the word dog?1. You can’t teach an old dog new tricks2. To be as sick as a dog3. Every dog has its day!4. To be top dog5. To go to the dogs6. To live a dog’s life7. To work like a dog8. To be dog-eat-dog9. To be in the doghouse10. His bark is worse than his bite11. To bark up the wrong tree12. Let sleeping dogs lie13. To argue like cat and dog14. To rain cats and dogs
a. the worst life
b. to be in line for troublec. to be looking the wrong placed. a person used to doing things one way likely won’t change.e. to rain extremely hardf. work extremely hardg. to not back up threatening comments with actionh. really sicki. to deteriorate, to get worsek. some problems are best not investigatedl. a hyper competitive environmentm. to be in total disagreementn. even a person with ill luck will be lucky one dayo. to be the leader / decision maker
1-d, 2-h, 3-n, 4-o, 5-i, 6-a, 7-f, 8-l, 9-b, 10-g, 11-c, 12-k, 13-m, 14-e
flu virus- influenza virus, thing that causes you to become sick
immune system- your body’s system that keeps you well
glory- praise, honor
keep one’s eye on- continue to watch
Sick as a Dog
Susan: Oh Shannon, you look as sick as a dog. What’s the matter?
Shannon: I feel terrible. I think I might have caught that flu virus that has been going around. I’ve been working like a dog and had a lot of stress lately. Maybe that’s lowered my immune system.
Susan: I know you told me about that argument you had with your coworker. You shouldn’t worry so much about being top dog. Let him have some glory, too.
Shannon: I know. I don’t know why I get so upset about everything. And there’s another thing. If I get into any more fights with anyone in the office, I’m going to be in the doghouse. My boss is already keeping his eye on me.